• Colorado's senators take bipartisan 'wheat tour'

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado's U.S. senators were able to find common ground in the state's wheat-covered Eastern Plains. Democrat Michael Bennet and Republican Cory Gardner joined forces Saturday for an agricultural tour, talking about crops and even visiting Gardner's parents at the family's...

  • Top 5 stories you may have missed over the weekend around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Here's a look at the top five stories you may have missed from gazette.

  • Homeowners of 10 properties condemned in wake of disasters play waiting game

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    To recount the history of Gary Moore's childhood home is to recount a history of flooding in El Paso County. The home at 1832 Mt. Washington Ave. was built on Cheyenne Creek in 1909, and since his family bought it in 1946, Moore has watched the creek ebb and flow. Always, through...

  • El Paso County commissioners OK new district boundaries

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to approve a redistricting plan. The Clerk and Recorder's Office proposed three options on May 12, and the commissioners' decision came after a 30-day public comment period. Commissioners voted 4 to 0 to...

  • Report takes deeper look at dam impact to Poudre River

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    FORT COLLINS — A massive dam-building project in northern Colorado took a step forward with the release of an updated environmental assessment of the nearly $500 million project to establish two new reservoirs. But it could be years before the project can be completed. The report...

  • Territory Days, Toys for Tots organizer stymied by Colorado Springs' new procedures

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    Pursuit of tourism money for some special events requires extra effort this year, and one promoter says that could end the Marine Corps Toys for Tots event. "The fee increases, bureaucracy and application process are choking us," said Jim Wear, whose Pro Promotions has organized...

  • Colorado's economy growing, but small budget shortfall looms

    The Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado's economy continues to grow and the state is collecting more tax revenue, but the bulk of the increase is going back to taxpayers and possibly to mandated funding transfers to transportation. That means that despite revenue growth the state is in the curious...

  • Colorado Springs launches study of languishing downtown asset

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    An historic Colorado Springs drainage area with flooding problems and major infrastructure problems has the potential to become an asset to the community, connecting trails and providing better access to the city's downtown. But that outcome is years away, as the study process for...

  • Colorado Springs pools thriving under YMCA management

    BY ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Attendance has been so high at the city-owned, YMCA-managed pools this year that the YMCA developed a waiting list program similar to those at restaurants. When a Colorado Springs pool is at capacity, poolgoers place their names on a list and wait until they are called. Once called,...

  • New Colorado law targets frivolous patent lawsuits

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado will start prosecuting so-called patent trolls, businesses and individuals who falsely claim to have the rights to an idea or product so they can intimidate inventors and companies into doling out money to settle or avoid lawsuits. A bill signed into law this month...

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